1 min read · 2020-01-15 · The “Great Man” theory has been firmly debunked. It takes a great team to build workplace success.
They found that coworkers with complimentary skills and educations earned higher wages, and that those wages rose even further for workers with teammates who had few skills similar to their own. “The value of what a person knows depends on whom that person works with,” write the researchers. “Having coworkers with qualifications similar to one’s own is costly.”
5 min read · Aug 11th · You can make time for things that matter, or you can make time for more email.
Several years ago, the journalist and author Oliver Burkeman asked some of his friends to guess, off the top of their head, how many weeks make up a typical human lifetime.
the more efficient you get, the more inputs you attract. If you get really good at processing email, you’ll get more email because you get a reputation for being responsive on email. The same idea applies elsewhere: If your reputation in the office is that you’re good at getting through work fast, you’re given more things to do.
we will die not having done a tremendous number of things we care about